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axios is a popular JavaScript library that allows you to make HTTP requests from a Node.js environment. It is a promise-based library that works in both the browser and Node.js. It is similar to the Fetch API, but with a more powerful feature set and better browser compatibility.

One of the main benefits of using axios is that it automatically transforms the response data into a JSON object, making it easy to work with.

Axios is known for user-friendly API and support for asynchronous async/await syntax making it very accessible in web scraping.

Curl-impersonate is a special build of libcurl and cURL HTTP client that impersonates the four major browsers: - Google Chrome - Microsoft Edge - Safari - Firefox Curl-impersonate achieves this by patching TLS and HTTP fingerprints to be identical to that of one of these real browsers.

Unlike other HTTP clients curl-impersonate can bypass TSL and HTTP fingerprinting and detection techniques though it does not implement anything for Javascript fingerprint or bypass.

Highlights


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Example Use


// axios can be used with promises:
axios.get('http://httpbin.org/json')
  .then(response => {
    console.log(response.data);
  })
  .catch(error => {
    console.log(error);
  });

// or async await syntax:
var resp = await axios.get('http://httpbin.org/json');
console.log(resp.data);

// to make requests concurrently Promise.all function can be used:
const results = await Promise.all([
  axios.get('http://httpbin.org/html'),
  axios.get('http://httpbin.org/html'),
  axios.get('http://httpbin.org/html'),
])

// axios also supports other type of requests like POST and even automatically serialize them:
await axios.post('http://httpbin.org/post', {'query': 'hello world'});
// or formdata
const data = {name: 'John Doe', email: 'johndoe@example.com'};

await axios.post('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/users',
    querystring.stringify(data), 
    {
        headers: {
            'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'
        }
    }
);

// default values like headers can be configured globally
axios.defaults.headers.common['User-Agent'] = 'webscraping.fyi';
// or for session instance:
const instance = axios.create({
  headers: {"User-Agent": "webscraping.fyi"},
})
curl-impersonate installs itself under `curl_` terminal commands like `curl_chrome116`:
$ curl_chrome116 https://www.wikipedia.org
To use it in HTTP client libraries that use `libcurl` replace curl path with one of these. To use it in python directly see curl-cffi Python package

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